British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Kenya Limited (BAT.ke)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya Limited grows, manufactures and sells tobacco products in Kenya. Cigarettes and other tobacco products in its product range include Dunhill, Rothmans, Embassy, Sportsman, SM, Safari and Rooster. The local cigarette brand produced for the Kenyan market is Embassy. The company also exports tobacco products to 13 countries in the African sub-region. The Kenyan enterprise is a subsidiary of the world’s most prestigious international tobacco business, parent company British American Tobacco Group. BAT Kenya was founded in 1907 and formerly known as BAT Kenya Limited. It changed its name to British American Tobacco Kenya Limited in 1998. British American Tobacco Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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A CAP Resources Limited (ACAP.bw) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgA-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileA-Cap Energy Limited formerly (A-Cap Resources Limited), listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is an Australian-based mineral exploration company with extensive interests in Botswana where it holds over 5 000 square kilometres of exploration licenses. A-Cap is the first company to produce a JORC compliant uranium resource in Botswana and is a significant contributor to the world’s uranium stock. Its main activity is centered on the ongoing feasibility study of the Letlhakane Uranium Project in the northeast of Botswana, and the Southern Pans Project which is located northwest of Letlhakane and the Bolau Prospects to the north. A-Cap also has extensive interests in coal exploration with various tenement portfolios in Botswana.last_img read more

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AIDS conference draws global religious activists to DC

first_img Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Comments (1) TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab July 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm Here is a video of the Quilt the last time it was on the National Mall on October 12, 1996: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQHX3wA4Fqw Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Featured Events Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH John Z Wetmore says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN By Lucy ChumbleyPosted Jul 20, 2012 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel center_img AIDS conference draws global religious activists to DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anglican Communion, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT HIV/AIDS Comments are closed. Rector Washington, DC [Episcopal News Service] Faith in the face of discrimination and disease can be difficult, but for more than 750 activists who have arrived in Washington, D.C., ahead of the July 22-27 International AIDS Conference to take part in an interfaith pre-conference, it is also indispensable.Joining the main event, Turning the Tide Together, which will draw more than 20,000 participants from around the globe, and the two-day pre-conference, Faith & AIDS 2012: Taking Action Together, which kicks off July 20 at Howard University, are 26 witnesses from the 76 countries where being LGBT is illegal.The witnesses, who each have a faith connection, were brought to Washington by “The Spirit of 76,” a program of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation and the COMPASS Coalition, nonprofits working to end the criminalization of LGBT citizens and to foster dialogue and reconciliation.They have traveled from as far afield as Singapore and Uganda to share their personal stories and to build partnerships to enable greater engagement and collaboration in the area of faith and rights.They will take part in plenary sessions, skill-building workshops and daily worship under the theme of health, dignity and justice at the Interfaith Pre-Conference on HIV, before joining the 19th AIDS Conference to hear from HIV experts from a variety of disciplines and learn of the latest advances in HIV science and the most important policy and programmatic issues. They’ll also hear from a wide range of world leaders and celebrities, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Microsoft Founder and Chairman Bill Gates and Singer/Songwriter Elton John.Gathering formally for the first time on July 18 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown D.C. after a day of sightseeing in 98-degree heat, the group dined together and received a warm welcome from the organizers and from Daniel Baer, deputy assistant secretary of state, who greeted them on behalf of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.Most had arrived on July 17 and spent their first two nights with hosts from local congregations, among those six Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Washington. (Local coordinator Eric Scharf, of St. Thomas’ Episcopal, D.C., worked with the parishes to find hosts). They will stay at Howard University for the duration of the two conferences, returning to their hosts for the last two nights, when they also will share their stories in their hosts’ congregations.Maxensia N. Takirambule, executive director of the Lungujja Community Health Caring Organization, the Rev. Canon Albert J. Ogle, president of the St. Paul’s Foundation, Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, the retired former bishop of West Buganda, Uganda, and Daniel Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. ENS photo/Lucy Chumbley“Often when there’s problems in countries with access to HIV/AIDS medication and treatment, the faith community is in the front seat driving [activism],” said the Rev. Canon Albert J. Ogle, president of the St. Paul’s Foundation and a priest of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, San Diego.Baer said one of the questions he’s asked most frequently is how to engage faith communities. “It is the thing everybody seems to identify as the locus of important conversations,” he said.Commending Obama for lifting the 22-year ban on travel to the United States by people who had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS — as did Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in a joint statement on the AIDS Conference released July 20 — Baer said it was essential to have these conversations in person.“In the age of Facebook and Twitter, we can forget how important it is to come together, face to face,” he said. “It’s important not just to exchange information, but to remind each other that we’re not here alone.”He described the challenge of HIV/AIDS as “the door you can gently open to how to protect issues of human rights of LGBT people,” adding that “you can’t really solve practical problems without protecting human rights.”Baer said he had learned from retired Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, a gay rights activist from Uganda who was named by the Huffington Post as one of the 10 most influential religious leaders in 2010, that compassion is a two-way street.“If we don’t acknowledge that the step for many people is uncomfortable, difficult – something they’ve fought for so long – then we won’t get to the second or third conversation,” he said.Introduced by Ogle as “one of the great spiritual leaders of the movement,” Senyonjo, former bishop of West Buganda, spoke of the need for religious leaders to refocus on the message of love.“Instead of preaching good news, we are preaching hate,” he said. “Instead of preaching love we are preaching about people going to hell… We have to change our preaching: God has created you and God loves you in spite of your sexuality. This is good news, and people need to hear it.”Religious convictions aside, Senyonjo pointed out that on a purely practical note, if marginalized people are unable to seek treatment, the AIDS pandemic will become worse.“It is worse to allow genocide to take place,” he said.Human rights activist Maxensia N. Takirambule, the Roman Catholic executive director of the Lungujja Community Health Caring Organization in Uganda, said without the support of advocates like Senyonjo, she would not be able to do the work she is doing.Takirambule has been HIV positive for the last 16 years and in 1999 lost her husband to the disease.“If I could not get treatment, if I could not find people like Bishop Senyonjo to talk to me… would I be here?” she said. “I had no hope for life. If I had not been empowered enough to do this advocacy, I would not be here.”Takirambule stressed the need to build strong and enduring partnerships during the conference. “We need a strong advocacy team, because for us in Africa, individually, it is not very easy for us to speak up. But when we form a group…”During their time in Washington, The Spirit of 76 witnesses will take part in a July 25 advocacy day, said Sandy Sorensen, director of the UCC’s Washington, D.C., office of justice and witness ministries. The group will gather at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill for a briefing before forming about 13 teams of three (two international religious leaders and one U.S. accompanier) to meet with government representatives.“Unless you bring things to the forefront with a visit and a story, these issues can get pushed to the side,” Sorensen said. “It really makes a difference to have real live engagement with people and their stories.”In addition to these in-person meetings, both the UCC network and the Episcopal Public Policy Network will send out action alerts to gather support for these issues from the wider church.“We have a very clear mandate to care for the sick and the most vulnerable, and the AIDS pandemic is a very clear manifestation of that in our time,” said Sarah Dreier, the legislative representative for international issues for both the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.Dreier described the joint statement released July 20 by Jefferts Schori and Hanson as a “proactive and staunch stance on where these churches stand,” and encouraged members of both denominations to advocate for the allocation of robust funding to make treatment more effective and widespread and to contribute to the de-stigmatization of the disease.To learn more about how to take action, visit the Episcopal Public Policy Network.Related events:• At 7 p.m. July 21, Washington National Cathedral will host “From Darkness to Light: An Interfaith Service of Hope and Commitment” honoring those who have died and those who continue to struggle to live with dignity and worth in the face of HIV/AIDS. Dr. James Curran will speak at the service, which will be webcast live from the cathedral’s homepage.• Marking the 25th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the NAMES Project Foundation is overseeing Quilt in the Capital, the display of portions of the quilt at locations around the city. To date, the quilt memorializes more than 94,000 individuals on more than 47,000 panels. Notable panels, blessed on July 18 by Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon, will be on display at Washington National Cathedral through July 24.— Lucy Chumbley is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Health & Healthcare, Rector Knoxville, TN Tags An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

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Japanese Anglicans open support center following earthquakes

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion, Rector Knoxville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Japanese Anglicans open support center following earthquakes By Alliance staffPosted May 17, 2016 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing [Anglican Alliance] The Anglican Church in Japan is drawing on its experience of the 2011 tsunami to respond to the powerful earthquakes that struck the island nation last month. Twin earthquakes of 6.5- and 7.3-magnitude on April 14 and 16 caused extensive damage in Kumamoto prefecture on Kyushu, the southern island of Japan, killing more than 65 people and injuring nearly 1,600.Anglicans in Kumamoto were among the 112,100 who had to evacuate, the Diocese of Kyushu of Nippon Sei Ko Kai (NSKK – the Anglican Church in Japan) reported. As of May 1, 23,246 people had still not been able to return to their homes, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.The emergency aid organization Japan Platform reported that some 40,039 houses or other buildings were either totally or partially destroyed. Many people have been sleeping in their cars out of fear of possible building collapse due to the ongoing tremors in the area, more than 1,000 to date.The Diocese of Kyushu has opened up Holy Trinity Church in Kumamoto as a support center for those affected by the earthquakes. Among those staffing the response efforts are the Rev. Shibamoto and Hisao Yamomoto, who worked tirelessly assisting victims of the devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami in March 2011.The team is assessing the needs locally as well as generating funds from within the province. They urge people to send financial support rather than rushing to Kumamoto to help or sending goods. The U.S.-based Episcopal Relief & Development is giving financial support to NSKK. The diocese appreciates the statement of solidarity it has received from its companion link diocese in the Central Philippines.After the crisis – post-quake lessonsAfter a recent visit to Japan, Haiti and Nepal, Anglican Alliance board member Robert Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development, reflected on lessons learned from the earthquake disasters in the three countries, including the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.He noted how essential it is to have responsive national and local government that people trust. A second core learning is the impact of building a culture of disaster risk reduction that combines preparedness with dedicated investment in long-term recovery.Most importantly for the Anglican Communion is how local churches and NGOs, together with international organizations, can support community-based preparedness, recovery and rebuilding in a vital way that supports everyone whether they are members of a faith community or not.He noted that the Anglican Church in Japan had a vibrant and important ministry among the thousands of people who had still not been able to return to their homes or relocate to new permanent homes following the Great East Japan Earthquake.“NSKK [is providing] a singular example of how faith communities continue to offer care and compassion many years after the initial crisis is over,” he said.Support the ResponseDonate to the Diocese of Kyushu appealDonate to Episcopal Relief & Development to support the Diocese of Kyushu responsePray for the people of Kumamoto prefecture affected by the earthquakes and the Diocese of Kyushu as it seeks to respond to human need Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET center_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Asia Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Bath, NC Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group last_img read more

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Episcopal Migration Ministries, 8 other agencies awarded new contracts to…

first_imgEpiscopal Migration Ministries, 8 other agencies awarded new contracts to resettle refugees Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Refugees Migration & Resettlement Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC By David PaulsenPosted Dec 3, 2018 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] The State Department, despite the Trump administration’s decision to drastically reduce the number of refugees allowed to be resettled in the United States, has renewed contracts with all nine agencies that long have facilitated resettlements for the government, including Episcopal Migration Ministries, or EMM.The decision, communicated to the agencies on Nov. 30, allows them to continue their resettlement activities for another year, though at a greatly diminished capacity than under the Obama administration.“We are thankful we will continue to resettle refugees in the coming year,” the Rev. Charles Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry beyond the Episcopal Church, said Dec. 3 in a press release announcing the State Department’s decision. “We still face the challenge of transitioning to a much smaller resettlement program. This, at a time when there are more than 25.4 million refugees, over half of whom are children. With everyone’s support, we will continue to welcome refugees to a place of safety and welcome.”Syrian refugee Baraa Haj Khalaf, left, kisses her father, Khaled, as her mother, Fattoum, cries after arriving at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago in February 2017. Photo: ReutersRobertson also invited Episcopalians to support this ministry financially by making a donation at episcopalmigrationministries.org/give or texting “EMM” to 41444.The State Department announced Sept. 17 that it would lower the ceiling to only 30,000 refugees for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, down from a ceiling of 85,000 just two years ago. And 30,000 is the upper limit. The actual number of refugees to be welcomed into the United States could be much lower.EMM has resettled more than 90,000 refugees since the 1980s, providing a range of services for these families upon their arrival in the United States, including English language and cultural orientation classes, employment services, school enrollment and initial assistance with housing and transportation.“We resettle refugees to reunite families, to save the lives of people with severe medical conditions, and to protect those fleeing religious persecution, among other protection needs,” said Lacy Broemel, refugee and immigration adviser with Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations. “As a church, we continue to advocate for higher refugee admissions numbers and for the U.S. to restore its global leadership in refugee protection and resettlement.”The State Department’s final-hour announcement of its contract renewals – just a month before the current contracts expire – was greeted by church leaders as a positive short-term development after a period of tense uncertainty, but the renewals don’t alleviate long-term concerns about the future of the government’s resettlement program.“We remain deeply concerned that the administration continues to dismantle the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program – a program that has been in place for decades with bipartisan – and broad public – support,” Broemel said by email. “By so drastically reducing the number of refugees who will be admitted to the U.S. each year, resettlement agencies will not be able to serve as many vulnerable people, and many communities around the country will no longer be able to carry out the life-giving work of refugee resettlement ministry.”EMM once oversaw 31 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses, but that number has dwindled this year to 14 affiliates in 12 dioceses. The scope of EMM’s resettlement efforts in the coming year wasn’t immediately clear now that its contract has been renewed for the calendar year.The agency has received strong churchwide support. Executive Council passed a resolution in October commending EMM, “whose dedicated staff, during a season of flux and uncertainty, have worked tirelessly and in a sacrificial manner to support refugees in many parts of the world who seek resettlement in the United States.”Trinity Episcopal Church and Iglesia Episcopal de la Trinidad of Los Angeles pose with signs to show their support for immigrants and refugees. Their signs read “Stand with Refugees. #GreaterAs1.” Photo: Trinity Episcopal Church via FacebookPresiding Bishop Michael Curry issued a statement of disappointment in September after the government announced the new cap on resettlements.“Our hearts and our prayers are with those thousands of refugees who, due to this decision, will not be able to find new life in the United States,” Curry said. “This decision by the government does not reflect the care and compassion of Americans who welcome refugees in their communities every day. Our faith calls us to love God and love our neighbor, so we stand ready to help all those we can in any way we can.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service Immigration, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

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South Africa thump England at Twickenham

first_imgFriday Nov 28, 2008 South Africa thump England at Twickenham England play New Zealand tomorrow as they look to regain the faith of the public after their awful performance against the Springboks on Saturday. The World Champions handed the hosts their worst defeat at Twickenham ever, crushing them 42-6 in a one side rematch of the World Cup Final.The Springboks, who had already beaten Wales and Scotland, made pre-match suggestions that they were too tired look laughable with a performance of classy opportunism in attack and dogged determination in defence.Tries by Danie Rossouw, Ruan Pienaar, Adi Jacobs, Jaque Fourie and Bryan Habana and assured goalkicking by Pienaar after the break completed a hugely satisfying European tour with South Africa’s sixth win in a row against England.On a day that marked the fifth anniversary of England’s 2003 World Cup triumph, the home side were given a stark reminder of how far they have fallen since that glorious night in Sydney and the heady days of seven successive wins over the Springboks.“It was a brutal lesson,” coach Martin Johnson told Sky Sports News. “We created a lot of opportunities but the execution was poor.”Springbok captain John Smit said: “We signed off in style. I asked a lot from the guys this week but they gave me more.“I could feel it before the game, you know every guy is really on task and you get these wonderful days when everything comes together.”England’s defeat, with the All Blacks to come next week, severely dents their chances of hanging on to their top-four place in the world rankings and could leave them out of the top seeds for the 2011 World Cup draw on Dec. 1.“It’s a real character week for all of us now,” said Johnson. “We can either pack it all up or come back and try to win the game. We have to bounce back and play our hearts out.” Time: 5:00ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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US Red Cross raises $227,758 online for El Salvador earthquake

The American Red Cross raised $227,758 online for earthquake relief in the first 11 days after the El Salvador earthquake on 13 January 2001. However, Paulanne Simmons at dmnews.com argues that “charities have made little headway in their outbound Internet marketing efforts.” Read her Net Is Still a Small Part of Disaster Relief at dmnews.com for other statistics on US charities’ income and direct e-mail activities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis US Red Cross raises $227,758 online for El Salvador earthquake Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 February 2001 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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Runners’ favourite charities revealed

first_img Melanie May | 26 April 2016 | News Tagged with: London marathon Twitter Runners’ favourite charities revealed  61 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  62 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The National Trust, Help for Heroes and Cancer Research UK are the three most popular charities among runners, according to data insight company Starcount.Ahead of last weekend’s London Marathon, Starcount analysed Twitter data to uncover the charities most followed by the running community, and therefore the most likely to raise substantial sums in the event.Children’s charities, armed forces charities and green charities were the most popular causes, with 44 per cent of runners following at least one children’s charity. 25 per cent follow at least one green charity and 17 per cent follow an armed forces charity.On an individual basis, the data shows National Trust to be the most popular charity with runners, followed by Help for Heroes and Cancer Research UK.Charity                                   % of running followersNational Trust                            11%Help for Heroes                         10%Cancer Research UK                   9%Macmillan Cancer Support         8%British Heart Foundation             8%Mind                                             7%Royal British Legion                    7%NSPCC                                         5%WWF                                            5%The Prince’s Trust                        5%Clive Humby, chief data scientist at Starcount, said:“In this study, Starcount analysis has been able to combine data on both running and charity Twitter fans in order to determine not just the most popular charities, but those most likely to receive sponsorship specifically on the London Marathon weekend.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

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Killer cops arrested after protests

first_imgSeattleAfter more than a year of protests, on May 27 Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced felony charges against three Tacoma cops for the brutal murder of Black resident Manuel Ellis.Tacoma, Wash., July 10, 2020.The cops — Mathew Collins, Christopher Burbank and Timothy Rankine — were taken to Pierce County Jail. Collins and Burbank face second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter charges. Rankine is charged with first-degree manslaughter.The arrests very much reflect national year-long protests against the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others, as well as the demands of the Ellis family and the anti-racist movement of the Seattle-Tacoma region for justice.Ellis, after temporarily stopping traffic while walking across the street, had been quickly assaulted by cops, led by Burbank and Collins, who knocked him to the ground. They then “choke-holded” him, shot him several times with taser darts and hogtied him with his wrists shackled to his ankles. He was forcibly held face down under pressure, with 20 cops on the scene, in the same manner as George Floyd.  Paramedics insisted that the cops get off him, but Ellis died at the scene.His last words were, “I can’t breathe, sir.”The murder of Ellis by Tacoma cops took place on the Tacoma city line late at night March 3, 2020, two months before the murder of George Floyd. It took 450 days and several bogus police investigations for the cops to be arrested. The wholecase might have been shelved by lying cops and civilian officials had it not been for the earthshaking movement for George Floyd and so many other people of color. More and more, families and loved ones of those murdered by cops are emboldened to come forward and fight back.When she participated in Black Lives Matter protests, Manuel Ellis’ sister, Monet Carter-Mixon, came across three people who had taken video of her brother’s murder. The videos showed Ellis “wasn’t even resisting,” according to one videographer.Ellis’ mother, Marcia Carter-Patterson, expressed disappointment that more cops on the scene weren’t criminally charged. The community is watching to see if the charges against the cops are followed up by prosecution.Tacoma Action Collective, a Black community organization, has called for “Justice for Manuel Ellis” throughout the last year. A huge portrait of Ellis has been painted on a building in Tacoma’s historic Black community, and a community garden in his name has been built and maintained at the intersection where he was killed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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San Francisco sues its own school district to reopen classes

first_img Pinterest Facebook FILE – In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera listens to questions during a press conference at City Hall in San Francisco. The city of San Francisco took a dramatic step Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in its effort to get children back into public school classrooms, suing its own school district to try to force open the doors amid the coronavirus pandemic. City Attorney Herrera, with the backing of Mayor London Breed, announced he had sued the San Francisco Board of Education and the San Francisco Unified School District in a statement and discussed it at a news conference. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsBusinessUS News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 center_img WhatsApp Pinterest San Francisco sues its own school district to reopen classes Twitter TAGS  Previous article5 challenges awaiting Amazon’s new CEONext articleLiverpool loses again at home as EPL title defense collapses Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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